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Theft and Meth Charges for Council President and Grandson
MARTINSVILLE, Ohio (Brad Underwood) -- A corruption investigation nabs three Village of Martinsville employees, accusing them of stealing money and funding multiple meth labs in Clinton County.
Village Council President, 74-year-old Carole Robinson, her grandson, 33-year-old James Robinson, and Village Administrator 35-year-old Patience Comberger were indicted Monday and arrested Wednesday.
The trio is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from village funds from 2008-2013.
Investigators say Carole Robinson allowed her grandson to spend thousands of dollars on supplies used to cook methamphetamine at four different labs including one on village property at a pumping house on State Route 134.
The Indictments further detail that Robinson paid James and Comberger regular salaries for work they never performed.
The investigation was conducted by the Clinton County Sheriffs Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Investigators say two other suspects are being investigated and future arrests are expected.